1986-87 Br. 28 Bantam Hockey

Sport: Hockey
Level: Bantam Minor Hockey
Year of Induction: 2008

Front Row: Tim Martin, Paul Norris, David Maine, Darryl Bossence, Dan Crowe, Jamie Gilbert, Todd Kemsley Middle Row: Kevin Jackson, Jason McGowan, Christian Vesnaver, Wade Harrogate, Ross Babcock, Kevin Sabourin, John Dinning (coach) Back Row: Mike McKellar (assistant coach), Al McGowan (trainer), Julian Belanger, Dave Craievich, Jeremy Want, Rob Cudmore, Tim Bossence (manager/assistant coach)
1986-87 Bantam Hockey Team Induction into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame, 2008
Front Row: Darcy Want (treasurer), Scott Norris, David Maine, Darryl Bossence, Danny Crow,Todd Kemsley, Dennis Lebert (CMHA bantam co-ordinator) Back Row: Mike McKellar (assistant coach), Albert McGowan (trainer), Jason McGowan, Julian Belanger, Christian Vesnaver, David Craievich, Wade Harrogate, Jeremy Want, Kevin Sabourin, Rob Cusmore, Tim Bossence (assistant coach, general manager), John Dinning (head coach)
Team Highlights

The year began for the Bantams with the announcement that the team was selected by the OMHA to represent Canada in Sweden during the Christmas holidays. This turned out to be the icing on the cake of a fantastic year for this team of 14 and 15 year old players. During the season they entered 3 Major Bantam Tournaments and won all of them. During their 2 weeks in Sweden, they played 9 games, 6 in a tournament and 3 exhibition games. They won 6 of 9, outscoring the opposition 63-21, but more importantly, by all reports, the players, team officials, and parents represented Canada very well and were true ambassadors for their country and their sport.

Back home, they entered the OMHA playdowns meeting Stratford in the quarter-finals and winning the 6-point series, 6 points to 2. In the semi-finals, they swept Brampton in 3 games and then beat Newmarket in an 8-point final, 8 points to 4 for the OMHA Championship.

They then went to Elliot Lake to compete in the All Ontario Challenge Tournament, featuring championship teams from the Northern Ontario Hockey League, Eastern Ontario Hockey League, OMHA, and the Metro Toronto Hockey League. The bantams, after falling behind 3-0, defeated Goulding Park Rangers of the MTHL 5-4 in the final game to become All Ontario Champions.

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